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UFC Announces 2022 International Fight Week (6/27-7/3)

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UFC’s biggest week of the year is back! After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UFC’s International Fight Week is back! The seven day event will take place from Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 3 and will be headlined by UFC 276 on Saturday, July 2. From the UFC: UFC’s Week-Long Celebration includes UFC 276, the 2022 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Amateur Tournaments and a two-day interactive fan experience. Las Vegas – UFC today announced that the 10th Annual UFC International Fight Week will take place in Las Vegas from Monday, June 27, through Sunday, July 3, headlined by UFC 276, the 2022 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and a two-day, interactive fan experience. Included among the key highlights of the week will be the prestigious 2022 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires. Held annually as part of International Fight Week, the ceremony honors the contributors and athletes who have helped shape UFC while leaving an indelible mark on the sport of mixed martial arts. “We’re excited to announce the return of UFC International Fight Week to Las Vegas this summer and we can’t wait to provide our fans with greater access, a wide variety of activations and more memorable experiences than ever before,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said. “IFW is our annual event celebrating all things UFC and combat sports, and we couldn’t do it without our partners from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.” Spanning more than 200,000 square feet of entertainment activation space, the Las Vegas Convention Center will host UFC’s fully immersive and easily accessible two-day fan experience on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2. “We’re thrilled to welcome UFC International Fight Week back to Las Vegas and to host the fan experience at the Las Vegas Convention Center,” said Steve Hill, CEO and president of the LVCVA. “UFC has been an integral part of Las Vegas’ evolution as a major sports city, and we know both the fans and fighters will enjoy a week of world-class, only-in-Vegas experiences.” In addition, the Las Vegas Convention Center will also host the return of amateur tournaments from various disciplines, beginning on Thursday, June 23, and concluding on Sunday, July 3. The Fan Experience will be produced by global full-service cultural marketing agency 160over90. Fans from around the world who converge on Las Vegas for International Fight Week will also be able to enjoy ceremonial weigh-ins, press conferences and live entertainment of a traditional Fight Week leading to the schedule’s culminating event, UFC 276, on Saturday, July 2, at T-Mobile Arena. Plus, UFC fans can enter for their chance to win an epic UFC Dream Week at International Fight Week. One lucky winner and a guest will win a one-of-a-kind VIP experience to UFC International Fight Week in Las Vegas including exclusive access to UFC 276, the UFC Hall of Fame Ceremony, the two-day fan experience, and much more! Details regarding the bout card for UFC 276, event locations and additional activities for UFC International Fight Week will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit UFCFightWeek.com. Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for ‘Fightful Fight Night’ watch alongs for all major MMA and Boxing events!

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Two New K9’s Join UK Police Explosive Detection Division

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky Police Department welcomed two new K-9’s to its Explosive Detection division.

“Kinder” is a Chocolate Labrador imported from the United Kingdom.  She’s just shy of two-years old.  She’s trained in Dutch commands.  She spent several weeks training at Ventosa Kennels in North Carolina in explosives detection, tracking and article recovery before coming to Lexington.

“Kip” is a English Yellow Labrador imported from the United Kingdom.  She approximately a year and eight months old.  She is trained in Dutch commands.  She spent six weeks at Ventosa Kennels in North Carolina training in explosives detection, tracking and article recovery prior to joining UK Police.

Both dogs are newly nationally certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) as Explosives Detection K-9’s.

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Two Mothers Clash Over Integration in ‘What’s Mine & Yours’

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At the center of author Naima Coster’s novel What’s Mine & Yours are two struggling mothers. Jade is a Black single mother who is trying to provide a better life for her son, and Lacey May is a white mother who is trying to give her daughters the life she never had. Their stories will intertwine over decades, starting with when Lacey May opposes the integration of her daughters’ school – the same school Jade is trying to get her son into. Coster told NPR’s Audie Cornish that fiction gives us a window into other people’s lives but that does not mean we have to condone their actions.

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Rose Namajunas-Carla Esparza Rematch Scheduled for UFC 274 in May

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UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and former champ Carla Esparza are expected to meet for a second time at UFC 274 on May 7. Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso was the first to report the news of the match-up being in the works via a tweet, although the promotion themselves have yet to confirm anything regarding the booking. Esparza won the pair’s initial meeting back at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in December 2014, where she defeated Namajunas via a third-round submission due to a rear-naked choke to become the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. The 34-year old Torrance, California native currently is on a five-fight winning streak and is coming off of a second-round TKO victory over Yan Xiaonan at UFC Vegas 27. Namajunas meanwhile is 6-1 in her last seven Octagon outings and will try to build on a split-decision win over former UFC strawweight champion, Zhang Weili, in their rematch back at UFC 268. The best remains #—————- — @RoseNamajunas successfully defended her throne after a 5-RD battle last night at #UFC268! pic.twitter.com/uurQzWSAC6 — UFC (@ufc) November 7, 2021 Fightful has all of your MMA and Boxing needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates, and predictions

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